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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

Journalists can contact us via our press office: Telephone: 0203 789 2114 (Emergency out of hours: 07584 277 119) or email: pressoffice@iicsa.org.uk 

Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.

Inquiry announces publication date for Catholic Church report

9 October 2020

The Inquiry will publish its overarching Catholic Church investigation report at midday on Tuesday 10 November.

This report is based on public hearings held during October and November 2019, which examined the response of the Catholic Church to allegations of child sexual abuse, as well as the adequacy of the current safeguarding regime and any improvements needed to policies and practices.

Inquiry to hold hearing into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC

8 October 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will investigate institutional responses to allegations involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC in a three week public hearing, starting on 12 October.

This hearing will examine whether the Labour politician’s public prominence led to deferential treatment from institutions including Leicestershire Police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Leicestershire County Council and the Labour Party.

Inquiry report finds Anglican Church failed to protect children from sexual abuse

6 October 2020

The Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual predators within their ranks, according to a report published today (6 October) by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. 

Inquiry to hold public hearing into child sexual exploitation by organised networks

17 September 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing in the Child Sexual Exploitation by Organised Networks investigation from 21 September to 2 October.

This hearing will examine the current nature and extent of child sexual exploitation by organised networks in England and Wales, as well as institutional responses.

Neurodiverse people invited to share experiences of child sexual abuse

16 September 2020

The Truth Project is encouraging neurodiverse people who were sexually abused as children to share their experiences. This could be the abuse itself, or where an organisation or someone in authority did not respond properly, or where signs of abuse were missed. 

Case file analysis of child sexual abuse in institutional settings to inform Inquiry research

15 September 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is analysing case files from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to learn more about the behaviours of perpetrators who have sexually abused children in institutions, and to understand institutional responses to these behaviours.

Inquiry announces publication date for Anglican Church report

7 September 2020

The Inquiry will publish its overarching Anglican Church investigation report at midday on Tuesday 6 October.

“I was given a voice and that is so very valuable.”

1 September 2020

Child sexual abuse survivors have described how they felt hopeful, uplifted and empowered after sharing their experience with the Truth Project

Inquiry updates the responses to recommendations

27 August 2020

The Inquiry has published new updates on institutional responses to its recommendations.

5,000 victims and survivors share experiences with the Truth Project

20 August 2020

The Truth Project has now heard from more than 5,000 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. All have made an important contribution to the Inquiry’s work to better protect children in future.

The Truth Project

Our Truth Project offers the opportunity for Victims and Survivors to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged.

The Media Centre

The media centre provides useful documents for covering our public hearings and investigation reports. Timetables, press releases, summaries and a range of images and logos are also available. This page is updated regularly.

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